Since falling in love with the woman who would become my wife, there has been an inexplicable beauty in the world.
Unfortunately, I have also been reminded that the beauty is visible because of all that is ugly.1. The safe thing to assume is these were never your friends, but that doesn't change that it hurts. I still uphold principles that the community holds dear.
For a certain group of famous white men, there's nothing that matches the grace and beauty of a beautiful black woman.
For some, it's become a pattern, while others have just had a couple of high profile black women at their side on occasion.
While interracial relationships are not nearly as uncommon as they once were, we’d be lying if we said that the dating and marriage histories of some of the nation’s most outspoken black social activists didn’t come as a surprise to us.
Let’s take a gander at socially and politically active black men who dated outside of their race.
After escaping slavery, Douglass turned his attention to the budding abolitionist movement sweeping the North."You absorb the light; I reflect it." It's a joke my wife recently made after several failed attempts at taking an "usie" outdoors while the sun shined down on us. "There are good black women out there you know," she says to me.It was too hard to find an angle that could balance our contrasting skin tones. In several of our photos, (that don't make it to social media) she can be seen glowing. This is the beginning of a short conversation I have with a stranger on the train after my wife kisses me goodbye and exits at her stop. Last Pride, I was showing a picture of Rebecca to one of these former friends. There are so many great black girls and they like you." That was our last conversation and heralded the end of our friendship.Apparently, the fragility of black masculinity happened to forget the name of the most decorated woman in sports history, as her engagement, for whatever reason, seemed to be a direct attack against their manhood.If you haven’t guessed it already, Alexis Ohanian isn’t black, and black men made their grievance clear: their ‘Black Queen’ had betrayed them.